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$100 Vape Mash Up: Pinnacle vs Solo

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by marcusog, Apr 10, 2014.

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Would you buy an Arizer Solo or Pinnacle Pro for $100?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2014.
  1. Solo

    95.0%
  2. Pinnacle

    5.0%
  1. marcusog

    marcusog New Member

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    I have some cash burning a hole in my pocket, someone help me! I absolutely loved my vapir no2 but recently gave that away. I am looking at either an Arizer solo or a Pinnacle pro as my next portable.

    As far as portability goes, I do only take it on the go to my backyard and sit on my hammock. Extension cords or batteries are my solution, I just can't have a huge machine to puff on for the world to see. I usually only vape at night after a long day. I am looking for overall useability, hit quality, and versatility (use with bongs, trying new pieces to improve performance). I have an arizer eq and would say my overall skill level is excellent with vapes. Thanks in advance, I am looking forward to reading input!
  2. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    Definitely the Solo.

    Easy to use, great for around-the-house portability, fantastic taste, very versatile, time-tested, good price, and an all-around favorite here at FC. There is room for a Solo in just about everyone's rotation. I wish I still had mine.

    :2c:
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  3. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    Solo all the way. Tested, proven, rock solid and you get all the accessiores you can dream of for it.

    I still own a PNP but there are several reasons why I don't have it in my sig. I just can't advise anybody to buy one ATM.
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  4. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    If you don't vape on the go there's no reason to consider a pocket vape unless you view 'tossability' as a big factor. The Solo is king of 'in between vaping'- it's a walk around AC model. I do find it strange that you're up for hooking it up to a water filtration system but don't want a "huge machine" as far as a home unit. My Solo plus a bubbler is just as "huge", visually, as my EVO plus a hydratube. Aside from that, the Solo is by far the most popular 'around the house/yard portable'. It really is a hybrid, as far as half home vape, half portable.
  5. marcusog

    marcusog New Member

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    I think I will go with the solo then, especially since it's 15 less actually. I want the option of doing crazy shit with it, not something I intend on doing during every day use. The pinnacle just looks so easy to drop in your pocket or toss in the car preloaded, but the solo appears to be another beast altogether. Thanks guys
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  6. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    Good points. A log vape seems like a reasonable solution. Maybe a UD or a Nano.
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  7. max

    max This space available Staff Member

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    Unless the backyard or room to room seamless vaping is important. That's where the Solo shines.
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  8. Vicki

    Vicki The Bionic Woman

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    I don't have one, but I hear people rave about the Solo.
  9. marcusog

    marcusog New Member

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    The solo you can't use while charging. They say you can get a different charger that will allow this. Could the arizer eq charging cord produce the same results?
  10. Herr_Dampf

    Herr_Dampf Well-Known Member

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    The new Solos can be used while plugged in. It stoll runs off the batteries though, so not really a solution. I doubt the Extreme psu will fit the Solo for voltage reasons alone.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2014
  11. cityslang

    cityslang A taste on the tongue

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    Beware of using a solo plugged in several users have had theirs throw a right wobbler in the electrics and AFAIK they all used it plugged in.
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  12. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    Sorry, could you elaborate a bit on what happened? I have abused my solo's to no end both physically and electrically and both of them still work. What happened to those Solo's to make them fail like that? The Solo has input power protection, unless they hooked up a battery backwards I can't think of any way I could even break one on purpose.
  13. cityslang

    cityslang A taste on the tongue

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    There are several posts in the solo section from solo users whose new model solos all went belly up and the only common factor seemed to be using it plugged in. They are somewhere in the last 50 pages of the solo thread
  14. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    Solo all day long, and get one of Ed's wooden stems
  15. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    It would save more money to get a Hammer and you wouldn't have any temperature restrictions. But I find the Solo to be a better choice over the Pinnacle as it yields more reliability, versatility, and I feel it would provide better hit quality and flavor.

    I'm not sure if $100 is accurate because neither the Solo or Pinnacle Pro are that price, you can get a Hammer for 84ish.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2014
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  16. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    Solo is better than pinnacle is not a good statement. I believe it is a better vaporizer. I believe the PN can be stealthier. If your skill quality is excellent, I say get the Lotus and your skills will really pay off b/c this vape nailed the KISS method! With proper care and maintenance will last way longer than Li-ion. Plus it's 15% off direct from MT through 4/20! Attaches to almost any pipe and you can even use combustion bowls with it by applying high temp silicone to the wpa. If your looking for a portable that can play ball with the desktops, get a Lotus!
  17. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    Agreed, edited my post.
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  18. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    mmm... yes I was worried this would be the case... it's disappointing Arizer did not update the battery to one that can handle such stress for extended periods as this is just going to get more and more prevalent.
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  19. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    But it's a great thing we have yourself and others here at FC to circumvent those problems!
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  20. syrupy

    syrupy reitcello - it's what's for breakfast

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    Stealing this!
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  21. marcusog

    marcusog New Member

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    Too many reports recently of battery and charging issues with the solo, and the pinnacle appears to conduct heat even when not being hit. Looks like an 85 dollar Hammer is my choice, the lotus looks better but I don't have to have a torch and it costs less.
  22. paytonpenn

    paytonpenn Level 30 Nature/Healer

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    What makes the Lotus look better, is this a visual meaning?

    I do think the design is cool.
  23. cityslang

    cityslang A taste on the tongue

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    I have a lotus and really enjoy using it and rate it highly for my purposes.

    Quick hits it can be all over in a minute or 2 if you desire or as long as you want you can hit it and leave it as the herb won't be cooked like a battery op

    It's the closest to that rapid hit you get from bongs

    It's versatile so don't discount it read the last say 20 pages of the lotus thread.
  24. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Bhaaaaaahahahaha! I havent even read this thread yet, but I literally LOL'd when I voted and saw the results up top.
  25. bellas

    bellas Well-Known Member

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    SOLO all the way.
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